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The Resource A generation of sociopaths : how the baby boomers betrayed America, Bruce Cannon Gibney

A generation of sociopaths : how the baby boomers betrayed America, Bruce Cannon Gibney

Label
A generation of sociopaths : how the baby boomers betrayed America
Title
A generation of sociopaths
Title remainder
how the baby boomers betrayed America
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Cannon Gibney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Bruce Cannon Gibney, a former partner in Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, offers a startling, provocative argument that the American economy has been hijacked by baby boomers and their reckless self-indulgence.
  • "[Gibney] has a wry, amusing style and plenty of well parsed statistics to back him up ... Read A Generation of Sociopaths and hope for the best. Gibney is more optimistic than those who predict an imminent third world war, than the scientists who warn of sudden climate shifts and the end of antibiotics, and even - in one sense - than the evangelicals who believe in the Rapture. He also has a better sense of humor."--Jane Smiley, The Guadian
Biographical or historical data
Bruce Cannon Gibney is a venture capitalist and writer. An early investor in PayPal, he later joined Founders Fund, where he and his colleagues funded Facebook, Spotify, Palantir Technologies, Elon Musk's SpaceX, Airbnb, Lyft, and other start-ups.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Gibney, Bruce Cannon
Dewey number
320.973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Baby boom generation
  • Politics & government
  • Economics
  • Politics and Government
  • Politics & government
  • Economics
  • United States
Summary expansion
We are living in a time when it has become fashionable to question the American Dream and to proclaim the end of American exceptionalism (though it's not clear what that is or was). It's Reagan's, Bush's, Clinton's, Bush's, Obama's fault that social security is under threat, government spending on healthcare remains unfunded, roads and bridges are cracking, interest hovers at zero, real job and wage growth have disappeared. Both political parties get blamed. But who make up these parties' constituencies, those who have wielded power for over 30 years? Baby boomers. Styled as a polemic, A GENERATION OF SOCIOPATHS argues for swift action to curtail the benefits that baby boomers have taken from other Americans, serving only their own needs at the expense of both the nation and future generations. Gibney outlines how our country, once at the brink of prosperity and peace, has been hijacked for the self-serving needs of those born of the Greatest Generation. Despite how stark that appears, the world is not zero sum; there is no reason that the improving international standard of living and economy must weigh in at the expense of our own. America currently stands at an intersection and must answer the decide whether to take steps to restore our infrastructure and make actual investments to the future or continue to fund an excessive lifestyle through debt. Exhaustively researched and passionately argued, A GENERATION OF SOCIOPATHS will become a landmark book about the American economy and policymaking
Target audience
general
Label
A generation of sociopaths : how the baby boomers betrayed America, Bruce Cannon Gibney
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Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9780316395786
Dimensions
23x16x4 cm.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9780316395786
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A generation of sociopaths : how the baby boomers betrayed America, Bruce Cannon Gibney
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9780316395786
Dimensions
23x16x4 cm.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9780316395786
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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